THE ALII HAS GONE, A. K. PELEKALUHI KAIKIOEWA KAMEHAMEHANUI
Mr. Editor of the Newspaper Kuokoa. Aloha to you:—Please be so kind as to insert in some open space in our paper, this short remembrance below for my beloved who passed over to that world.
On the morning of Tuesday, June 28 [?], 1912, the angel of death visited our beloved home in Kalihi, and took the living breath of A. K. Palekaluhi Kaikioewa Kamehamehanui, and left his earthly body here in this world, and his soul returned to the One who created it, leaving the bundle of sadness behind for us and the grandchildren, the family, the intimates, and friends to grieve over.
He was born from the loins of Mrs. Liliha Kamehamehanui and Kulinui at Waimea, Kauai, on the 1st of November, 1830, and died on June 28, 1912; therefore, he was 81 years and 6 months, and 26 days old.
He was educated at the college of Waioli, Kauai, in his youth. After his days at that school were over, he returned to live with the King Kauikeaouli; he lived with his mother until he went back to Kauai.
He married his wife, and they lived well for a great many years. He was employed as a tax assessor for ten years and then returned to Honolulu in 1887 [?] until 1881, and was the tax assessor for the district of Koolaupoko, Oahu.
In 1882, he resided with Keelikolani in Kona, and at her death in 1883, he came back to Honolulu and remained there until his recent death.
He was a native of Kauai of Manokalanipo, and a hereditary chief which all the alii knew of and also the general public was familiar with him.
He worked as a carpenter for the real estate company headed by W. C. Achi until 1903. He worked as a carpenter for America, and he was one of the carpenters when the fort at Puuloa was being built.
In 1911, he went back to live at Kahana, Koolauloa, in the month of July. From January 1912, he became ill and in March he was bedridden, and then in April he was brought back to Honolulu, and on the day shown above he died at his home in Kalihi.
He was a father for the multitudes, and with his passing, he leaves me and our child with memories of him, and grieving for him, with a sad and heavy heart.
We with grief,
MISS MARYANN K. PALEKALUHI,
MRS. MARIE K. PALEKALUHI.
Kamehameha IV Road, Kalihi.
(Kuokoa, 7/12/1912, p. 6)